Friday Cat Blogging – F6F Hellcat

Haven’t had a Hellcat for a while. Here’s a shot of Enterprise ‘Cats returning after striking Truk Lagoon in February of 1944:

Pic from the Naval Historical Center’s USS Enterprise page.


  1. Are you a ‘Cat fan? Personally I have been in love with the F6F’s older sister the F4F since I got a walk around of an FM-2 at an air show when I was about 12. She might not have been as good as the Zeke, but she held the line for the first 21 months of the war, and was the only carrier aircraft that started the war and was still in fighting squadrons in 1945.